6 Things You Need To Know About HIV Drug PrEP

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A drug which could “mark the beginning of the end for HIV transmission in England” has been hailed a “no-brainer” by researchers evaluating th...

Adults In The UK Are Knowingly Leaving STIs Untreated

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Most of us know that the key to stopping STIs spreading is to treat them quickly, but adults across with country are delaying receiving treatment. New...

A Guide To... STIs

Dr Seth Rankin | Posted 11.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Seth Rankin

Chlamydia is the most common STI in the UK due mainly to many people being unaware that they have it. Most do not experience symptoms making it very easy to spread, therefore it is very important to regularly visit your sexual health clinic.

Syphilis Cases Have Risen To The Highest Level Since 1949

Press Association | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The number of cases of syphilis have reached the highest level since 1949, new figures show. Cases of the infection across England have rocketed since...

You Can Now Anonymously Text An Ex If You've Got An STI

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

People who are worried that they may have put someone’s sexual health at risk can now notify sexual partners using an anonymous text messaging servi...

Should I Get The HPV Vaccine? Boots Makes Jab Available To Men And Women

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you’re in your late twenties or are male, you probably won’t have had the HPV vaccine. The vaccination, which protects against the human papil...

Why You Really Need To Know About Trichomoniasis

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Trichomoniasis, or trichomonas vaginalis (TV), is a little-known STI that’s caused by a tiny parasite. In women, who more commonly experience it, th...

One In Three People Have Caught An STI While In A Relationship

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

One in three Brits have caught a sexually transmitted infection (STI) while in a relationship, a new survey has revealed. Of those surveyed who said t...

Oral Dams: We Asked Experts The Questions You're Too Afraid To Ask

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A dam is a small square of soft plastic which makes performing oral sex a whole lot safer. It sits over the female genitals or anus - kind of like a s...

Why Common STIs Are Becoming Harder To Treat

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 31.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Sexually transmitted infections such as chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis are becoming harder to treat due to antibiotic resistance, the World Health...

Young People And Gay Men Should Be Given Free Condoms 'To Reduce STIs'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Free condoms should be given to young people and gay men in order to reduce the number of sexually transmitted infections being passed around, England...

Syphilis Cases Have Risen By 76% Since 2012

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Syphilis cases in England have risen by 76% in the past four years, according to a new report by Public Health England (PHE). Syphilis is a bacterial...

Gonorrhoea Map Reveals STI Hotspots Across The UK

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

After experts warned that a super resistant strain of gonorrhoea could sweep the nation, one health company has created an interactive map showing the...

Calculator Reveals How Many People You've 'Indirectly' Had Sex With And STI Risk

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The amount of people you’ve had sexual contact with with could be a lot higher than you think. A new online tool reveals the amount of people you’...

Condom Ad Campaign Turns STIs Into Tinder Dating Profiles To Promote Safe Sex

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

UPDATE: This campaign has since been pulled after facing a public backlash for "stigmatising" people with infections and the company behind the campai...

Why You Should Wear A Condom During Oral Sex

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

More and more people are contracting sexually transmitted infections (STIs) through oral sex, a leading health expert has said. Dr Peter Greenhouse, ...

The Gift You Don't Want This Christmas

Dr Nitu Bajekal | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nitu Bajekal

With Christmas and New Year parties coming up over the festive season, I felt it is important to highlight to people of all genders the dangers of having unprotected sex. Numbers attending sexual health clinics are known to increase after the holiday period.

Hundreds Of Thousands Of Brits Could Have This Symptomless STI

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Hundreds of thousands of Brits could be unknowingly affected by a symptomless STI, a recent study has revealed. Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) is a bac...

There's A Giant Penis Walking Around Norway Ejaculating Glitter

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

On Thursday, Public Health England released statistics showing a five per cent increase in STIs in London's 16 to 24 year olds. Norway has a simila...

Ten Things You Need to Know Before You Use a Condom

Suzi Godson | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

Although men frequently complain about decreased sensitivity with condoms, a 2013 study found no difference in satisfaction ratings between men who wore condoms and those who didn't. The study, which was published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, also found no significant differences in men's ability to have erections with, or without, condoms.

11 Places That People Are Most Likely To Catch An STI

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Preskey | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Ever wondered if you're more likely to catch a sexually transmitted infection on the beach or on the bus? Well, we're about to put your mind at ease. ...

Prolonged Use Of The Pill Could Affect This Part Of Your Body

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Long-term use of the contraceptive pill doubles the risk of a leading cause of blindness, a study has shown. Scientists warned that the Pill may pl...

One In Four Students Contracts STI In First Year Of University

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A quarter of students contract a sexually transmitted infection during their first year of university, it has been revealed. The figures have promp...

Which City Is The 'STD Capital Of The UK'?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK

Birmingham has taken the dubiously diseased topspot in a poll to identify the STD capital of the UK. Data taken from 5,000 online consultations poi...

Cardiff Voted Worst Uni For Sexual Health Services

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 15.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education

When it comes to sexual health, Cardiff students can expect the worst from their university, according to a new report. Cardiff University came las...